Determinants Of Utilization Of Local Research Content By Graduate Students For Academic Purpose In Selected Universities In Kenya

 Research is a major component to national development. Local research content is closer to most of the problems affecting the society and the people. The government of Kenya has continued to support research activities by allocating a lot of resources towards research and universities and other research institutions are daily engaged in carrying out research. However, evidence as indicated from citation and referencing of research by graduate students shows overreliance on research content of foreign origin. The purpose of this study was therefore to establish the state of utilization of local research content by graduate students in Kenyan universities. This study was guided by the following research objectives: to establish the level of utilization of local research content amongst university graduate students, to examine the various platforms hosting the local research content, to investigate the accessibility and use of local research content to university graduate students, to find out challenges to the utilization of local research content amongst university graduate students. A descriptive study was conducted where simple random sampling was used to select a sample population consisting of 608 graduate students from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and 54 graduate students from United States International University. Data was collected using a questionnaire comprising of both closed and open-ended questions. The researcher also conducted document analysis through the institutional repositories of the two universities under study in order to determine how much of local research content is cited by graduate students during thesis writing. Quantitative and qualitative methods of data analysis were used to analyze the data collected using SPSS software.

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APA

MUGO, M (2021). Determinants Of Utilization Of Local Research Content By Graduate Students For Academic Purpose In Selected Universities In Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-utilization-of-local-research-content-by-graduate-students-for-academic-purpose-in-selected-universities-in-kenya

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MUGO, MONICAH "Determinants Of Utilization Of Local Research Content By Graduate Students For Academic Purpose In Selected Universities In Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 05 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-utilization-of-local-research-content-by-graduate-students-for-academic-purpose-in-selected-universities-in-kenya. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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MUGO, MONICAH . "Determinants Of Utilization Of Local Research Content By Graduate Students For Academic Purpose In Selected Universities In Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 05 Jun. 2021. Web. 22 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-utilization-of-local-research-content-by-graduate-students-for-academic-purpose-in-selected-universities-in-kenya >.

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MUGO, MONICAH . "Determinants Of Utilization Of Local Research Content By Graduate Students For Academic Purpose In Selected Universities In Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 22, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-utilization-of-local-research-content-by-graduate-students-for-academic-purpose-in-selected-universities-in-kenya